David Shepherd Art

David Shepherd CBE FRSA 1931 – 2017

David studied art under professional artist, Robin Goodwin, with early commissions for the RAF taking him to Aden in 1960, and on to Kenya. This trip changed his life. He was asked to paint his first wildlife subject and at the same time, he became a conservationist overnight when he witnessed 255 zebra dead around a waterhole poisoned by poachers.

For 60 years David dedicated his life to protecting some of the world’s most iconic and endangered animals. The foundation lives on in his memory – to read more about David Shepherd click here.

David’s Artwork – David’s art still continues to raise invaluable funds for conservation. We are delighted to still have much of his work, limited edition, open edition prints and from time to time originals, on display and for sale from £10 upwards. Please do support us by purchasing directly from the Foundation and continue this great man’s incredible endeavours to help save wildlife.

To purchase any of David’s work featured below please call us on 01483 272323 – All prices exclude postage and packaging

The DSWF Trading Company Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (1838820). Trading in support of The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation; a charity registered in England and Wales (1106893)

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

Polar Bear Country

Whilst filming for his television series, “In Search of Wildlife” for ITV, David sketched these magnificent animals in the vast wilderness of the arctic on the southern shores of Hudson Bay. It was no doubt then one of the few remaining areas of the world relatively unexplored by man.
For just a few brief moments, the sun shone, giving a beautiful glow to the bears' glorious coats – a superb subject for a painting! And indeed David beautifully captures a devoted mother polar bear with her cubs at play.
For the first time since it was painted, this delightful original is on sale on the open market.
Framed: 93 x 63cm
Price: POA

Further details: 950 limited edition prints were published and sold very quickly.

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

David Shepherd Original

70th Birthday Elephant

This delightful original was painted by David for his 7Oth birthday celebrations and was raffled at a major fundraising event at the Natural History Museum. The current owner is now downsizing and feels that it is time for someone else to enjoy this little painting. Recently renovated, this image of an elephant comes with the original menu of this amazing fundraising event which took place at the Natural History Museum on 25 April 2001. The menu features the Elephant painting on the front cover.
Without frame: 36 x 31cm
Price: POA

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

David Shepherd original

Granny's Kitchen

David said that he always found inspiration in painting scenes of the Victorian period – glistening pots and pans, an old range, and the wealth of colour to be found in the rich greens of cabbage and asparagus, the orange of carrots, and all the paraphernalia of Mrs Beaton heaped upon an old pine table. This painting was also inspired by the TV series 'Upstairs, Downstairs'. David actually engaged a TV set designer to install a complete Victorian kitchen in his garage – of which only a tiny portion is in the painting! The little girl is David and Avril’s eldest grandchild who is now 32 years old!
Framed: 115 x 85cm
Price: POA

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

David Shepherd Original

Inquisitive Tiger in the Forest

This fabulous Tiger image was painted in 1988 and is perhaps one of David’s best paintings, capturing the powerful yet mesmerising fascination of the secretive life of a tiger.
The current owner bought this original at the Summer Olympia Art Fair in 2008. It was an impromptu purchase as he was leaving for the day. He said: “The painting spoke to me and I had to have it!”.
Framed: 106 x 76cm
Canvas only: 86.5 x 56cm
Price: POA – telephone: 01483 272 323

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

Over the Forth

Painted in 1962. David said that he spent a memorable and exciting day on the bridge with a member of the British Rail staff and felt that the subject had to be one of the most exciting he had experienced. Framed: 141 x 103cm

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

*SOLD*

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

Winter Foxes

A pair of cosy foxes nestling in snowy branches. Framed: 48 x 36cm

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

*SOLD*

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

Playtime

A delightful depiction of three children playing with a litter of puppies. Framed: 107 x 76cm

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

*SOLD*

David Shepherd Original

Old Metal Craft Shoppe

A painting of a traditional shopfront in the sunlight. Framed: 51 x 39cm

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

P.O.A

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

On Shed

David said: “I have tried to portray in my painting the cathedral-like atmosphere of the great steam sheds at the end of steam. Here in the gloomy depths of a roundhouse, there was intense beauty of the most dramatic kind if you look for it, through the dirt and the grime. Shafts of sunlight penetrated broken panes of soot-caked glass in the roof, pierced through the steam and smoke and played on pools of green oil on the floor.” Framed: 186 x 107cm

The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation will receive a percentage commission from the sale of this painting in support of our work.

*SOLD*

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

Young Hopeful Tiger

This oil painting by David Shepherd is of a young inquisitive tiger.
The painting sits in a broad modern frame
Measurements with Frame include is 50.50cms x 40cms
Canvas only: 31cms x 20 cms
Price: POA – telephone: 01483 272 323

David continues to support the Foundation in so many ways and this is perhaps one of his last paintings that he created back in 2015.
He donated it for the annual prestigious ball at the Dorchester. This was snapped up by loyal and generous supporters. The current owners wish to offer this painting to help raise further funds for the Foundation and we have been offered a percentage of the sale.

*SOLD*

David Shepherd Original - NOW SOLD

NOW SOLD

This stunning original is in a Decorative Guilded frame.
Measurements with Frame included: 14” (36cm) x 18” (46cm)
Canvas only: 9” (23cm) x 13” (33cm)

We have been offered a percentage of the sale of this original painting on behalf its current owners. The couple, who have treasured the painting for years, need to downsize for health reasons and would like it to go to a good home.

Cool Waters

Two jaguars drinking from a pool.

Limited Edition print of 850.

Only one - mounted.

Image Size 76cm x 41cm

Price: £495 including postage.

Cottage Companions

Lady with spinning wheel.

Rare Limited Edition print of 850.

Image size 35cm x 30.5 cm

Double mounted.

Price: £185 including postage.

Jimmy's Forge

Image of horse being shoed.

Limited Edition print of 850.

Paper only.

Image size only 68cm x 43.5cm

Price: £185 including postage.

Our Beardie Friends – Cookie and Willow

Image of two beared collies. Open Edition print.

Mounted.

Image size 29cm x 16cm

Price: £25 including postage.

Up A Gum Tree

Image of two koalas. Limited Edition print of 950.

Paper only.

Image Size 47cm x 55.5 cm

Price: £195 including postage.

Whisky the Farmyard Cat

Limited Edition print of 650. Paper only – By David Shepherd.

Image size only 25.5cms x 42.5cms

Price: £99 including postage.

Wildlife Sketch - Elephant

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Cheetah

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Hippo

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Giraffe

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Buffalo

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Lion

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Rhino

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Panda

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Zebra

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Hippo

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Wildlife Sketch - Gorilla

A black and white open edition print, mounted in an off-white mount.

£10.00

Burning Bright - NOW SOLD

Size: 74cm x 43cm

This print was published in 1989 in an edition of 2000.

£695.00

*SOLD*

Austerity - *OUT OF STOCK*

Size: 23cm x 26cm

An open edition print from the East Somerset Railway Collection. This is ‘Austerity’ Class J94 68005 At Cranmore.

£30.00

*OUT OF STOCK*

Tiger in the Snow - NOW SOLD

Size: 69cm x 38cm

A limited edition print published in 2005 in an edition of 950.

£255.00

*SOLD*

A Moon Bear called Jasper

Size: 30cm x 38cm

A Mounted Limited Edition Print of Jasper the Moon Bear. This edition was published in 2006 in an edition of 1000, and is supplied mounted, ready to frame.

£15.00

African Waterhole

Size: 68cm x 30cm

This print was published in 2002 in an edition of 650.

£150.00

Bengal Tiger

Size: 15cm x 15cm

This lovely print is a limited edition of 1000 copies from David’s Cameo Collection.

£325.00

In the Masai Mara

Size: 71cm x 33cm

This is a signed limited edition of 650 copies in perfect condition having never been mounted or framed.

£225.00

Andrew Barclay 1398 Lord Fisher at Cranmore - *OUT OF STOCK*

Size: 15cm x 15cm

This is an open edition from the Somerset Railway series which was published in 1976.

£30.00

*OUT OF STOCK*

Egrets and Friends - *OUT OF STOCK*

Size: 58cm x 80cm

This limited edition print was published in 2001, and comes mounted ready to frame.

£300.00

*OUT OF STOCK*

Life Goes on

Size: 61 x 37 cm

A limited edition print of 1500.

£100.00

Study of Elephants

Size: 24cm x 15cms

A lovely affordable open edition print.

£20.00

Baby Hedgehog

Size: 15cm x 15cm

This is a rarely available limited edition from David’s British Wildlife series. It was published in 1993 in an edition of 1500.

£295.00

Happy Time - NOW SOLD

Size: 76cm x 36cm

A limited edition print, published in 2005 in an edition of 495.

£330.00

*SOLD*

Baby Tawny - NOW SOLD

Size: 15cm x 15cm

This is a limited edition from David’s British Wildlife series. It was published in 1994 in an edition of 1500.

£300.00

*SOLD*

Black Rhino

Size: 15cm x 15cm

This lovely print is a limited edition of 1000 copies from David’s Cameo Collection.

£145.00

High Noon

Size: 41cm x 23cm

A limited edition published in 1985 in an edition of 850.

£474.00

Bright Intervals

Size: 57cm x 100cm

This is a brand new, high quality fine art open edition print. The print has never been mounted or framed and therefore retains its original colour and vibrancy.

£55.00

Masai Giraffe and Young

Size: 25cm x 36cm

A limited edition print published in 2004 in an edition of 850.

Framed only.

£260

*Buyer collection only*

Sketch for the Tiger

Size: 21cm x 17cm

Lovely limited edition print by David Shepherd which was published in 2011 in an edition of 850.

£35.00

The Ivory is Theirs

Size: 76 x 38cm

The Ivory is Theirs by David Shepherd, open edition print of one David Shepherd most iconic paintings

£35.00

Study for Tiger Fire

Size: 23cm x 15cm

This is a lovely limited edition print by David Shepherd produced from sketches made prior to painting one of his most iconic paintings – Tiger Fire. It was published in 2004 in an edition of 400.

£50.00

When I grow up I want to be a Tiger

Size: 36cm x 25cm

Lovely open edition by David Shepherd. This print is supplied ready for you to mount and frame.

£12.00

Stormy Skies

Size: 89cm x 62cm

An iconic print of elephants by David Shepherd which was published in 2009 in an edition of 255. This product is mounted in a plain off white mount.

£195.00

Immortal Hero

Size: 57cm x 48cm

A limited edition print of a lone spitfire in the clouds. The print was published in 1994 in an edition of 950.

£120.00

The Orphans

Size: 52 x 36cm

£75.00